Vegan Mofongo (Fried Mashed Plantains)


Mofongo is a fried plantain-based dish from Puerto Rico. It is typically made with fried green plantains mashed together in a pilon (which consists of a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings or bits of bacon. This version is completely vegan. It was delicious and everyone enjoyed it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 5 large green plantains, coarsely chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can organic tomato sauce

  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons homemade sofrito

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste, divided

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (.18 ounce) packet sazon seasoning

  • ½ cup vegetable broth, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Fill a 1-quart pot with water; boil plantains with a pinch of salt until easily pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes.

  2. Mash plantains with tomato sauce, cilantro, sofrito, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, and sazon in a mortar or glass bowl. Incorporate the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and enough vegetable broth to ensure that mofongo sticks together but is dry enough to easily slip out of a container. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Serve mofongo on top of the remaining 5 tablespoons vegetable broth in a bowl.

Cook's Note:

You can also mash the mofongo in in individual small mortars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

517 Calories
10g Fat
114g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 517
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 114g 42%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 54g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 71mg 355%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1973mg 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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